On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his choice to take over as the US Ambassador to the United Nations – Samantha Power.
So who is Samantha Power and what are her qualifications to represent the US at the United Nations?
Born in Dublin, Ireland, she was went to college at Yale and Harvard. She served as a war correspondent in Yugoslavia before serving as the Founding Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. She also served as a professor of global leadership and public policy.
In 2005-6, she worked for Sen Barack Obama as a foreign policy advisor. She continued to serve as a foreign policy advisor for Obama in his 2008 presidential campaign, but was more or less forced to resign after referring to Hillary Clinton as a monster.
Her resignation from the campaign caused her to take a different look at her priorities. She had already authored two books; A Problem from Hell and Chasing the Flame, but said her next endeavor would be more entertaining and less of a challenge. In an interview, Power said:
“I’m 37. I still go to the gym. I still have a body. And if the American people prefer my body to my mind, then who am I to argue? I’d rather just move forward and put the Obama incident behind me.”
Just 9 days after Obama was sworn into office in January 2009, he appointed Power to be his Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs. From her writings, lectures and public statements, it is obvious that Power is very much in favor of globalism and human rights (for others, not for Americans or for Christians). She has crusaded for years to stop all forms of genocide around the world in her human rights campaign known as Never Again.